• June 15, 2023 

    It is with great pleasure and excitement that I write this letter to let you know that my assignment for the upcoming school year will continue at Paideia School 15 as your Assistant Principal.  It is a true honor to continue working as a member of this school community, which has already welcomed me with open arms!  I am honored to continue to lead this impressive school community with Dr. Gleeson. 

    For those who do not know me, I have over twenty years of experience in education. Twenty-three years working as aeducator with the Yonkers Public Schools and a year working for the New York City Public Schools. In September of 1999, I began working as a Special Education teacher, being assigned to a middle school class at IS 125 and IS 195, Bronx. My first position working for the Yonkers Public Schools was as middle school teacher at Early Childhood (formerly, Emerson) teaching the Rockland Day Treatment Program, grades 7/8, while being an Administrative InternYonkers Montessori Academy (formerly, Montessori School 11) was my last teacher assignment, where I taught grades K to 3 in a mainstream program, while continuing the quest of becoming an administrator. I have a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision, both from Manhattan College.   Before becoming an educator, I was a Paralegal. My undergraduate is in Paralegalwhich I obtained from Mercy College.   

    currently reside in Dutchess County with my wonderful husband, Travis, who is a Yonkers firefighter. Our adorable son, John,who turned 8 on August 24th.  We have one dog, Mo, unfortunately Chooper passed away on Memorial Day weekend. There are two rabbits; Happy, Grumpy, six geckos, two turtles, three betta fish, two piggies, one snake and finally two goldfish. It feels like we live on a farm. Lo 

    I think I have already written enough about myself. I would like to end by saying I am looking forward to the collegial partnership between the school, students, families, and community stakeholders. It is my prediction that we will have another very auspicious school year 



    Anna Nowak-Richardson
    Assistant Principal
    DASA Coordinator



    September 2023

    Dear Students, Families and Staff, 

    WELCOME BACK! I hope that you had an opportunity to enjoy yourself, relax and rest during the summer break with family and friends.  We are ready for the exciting school year ahead filled with many great things. 

    This year, it is my mission to enhance the opportunities within our school and make new connections with our community partners.  We will continue working together to make a greater impact, academically and socially, while venturing on new adventures. Thank you to the PTA and the parents for an exciting and already packed calendar of events. The upcoming school year is already off to a great start.   Looking forward to a stellar school year. 



    Anna Nowak-Richardson



    The goal of DASA is to provide all students/staff with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property and/or at school functions.

    SCHOOL 15

    DASA Coordinator - Anna Nowak-Richardson

    Phone - 914-376-8645

    Email - anowak-richardson@yonkerspublicschools.org